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Memorial Scholarship at Maryvale High School

Memorial Scholarship Plaque

Anyone who knew Mark understood that he was a versatile person who excelled in the areas of academic performance, athletics and scholastic leadership. Mark's character and personality were the foundation for his successes. His attitude toward life and people was consistently optimistic: it didn't matter what was thrown his way, Mark "never sweat the small stuff" and enjoyed walking life's many roads.

Mark was a great listener and, in turn, someone who gave sound advice to others. His consideration and concern for his peers was always of paramount importance to him. While attending Maryvale High School, his involvement in organizations such as The National Honor Society, Student Faculty Government and Boys' Gymnastics reinforced the value of teamwork and friendships. In addition, Mark was a talented and charismatic leader whose skills were developed and applied in many ways throughout his tenure at Maryvale High School (1988-1992):

  • Freshman Class President (1988-1989)
  • Maryvale High School Band (1988-1991)
  • Selected for National Student Leadership Conference (1989)
  • Attended Western Region Student Leadership Conference (1989)
  • Sophomore Class President (1989-1990)
  • All Erie County Band (1989-1991)
  • Maryvale High School Band Officer (1990)
  • Selected to attend Hugh 'Brian Youth Foundation (HOBY) Conference (1990)
  • Attended New York State Student Council Conference (1989-1991)
  • Selected to speak at Maryvale Middle School Leadership Conference (1989-1991)
  • Selected to speak to Maryvale Middle School 7th grade group on Teenage Problems (1989-1991)
  • Attended New York State Student Council Conference (1989-1991)
  • Maryvale Junior Executive Board Member (1991)
  • Coca-Cola Western New York All Star (1991)
  • Senior Class President (1991-1992)
  • Maryvale High School Student Activities Cup Recipient (Commencement 1992)

In memory of Mark and his outstanding accomplishments, 'The Mark Allan Monaco Memorial Scholarship Award' is presented annually to a student who exemplifies outstanding leadership, character, scholarship and strength in courses dealing with finance and economics.